It is exciting to join Lindus Health at a time when increasing trial digitalisation, significant regulatory changes, and multichannel data generation are pushing sponsors to select partners whose trial solutions are supported by technology and not just experience and manpower alone; trial solutions supported by deep knowledge and expertise, not just technology.
There are three key reasons why I joined Lindus Health. Ultimately it boils down to my belief in Lindus Health’s mission to radically speed up clinical trials and get new treatments to patients sooner.
Our mission at Lindus is to accelerate clinical trials for innovative biotech and healthtech sponsors. Over the last 20 years, I have worked in the clinical research industry as both a sponsor and service provider giving me a unique perspective of the ever-increasing development timelines and resulting costs. At Lindus Health I have found a team laser-focused on reducing the clinical timeline creep (outside of protocol defined trial duration). Supporting and living this vision every day is tremendously fulfilling and aligns with my professional motivations as a scientist.
RapidRecruit (Lindus Health’s bespoke multi-channel approach to recruit the right patients for clinical trials quickly) makes clinical research more accessible to underserved populations. I have firsthand experience of how recruitment methodologies have evolved over the last two decades in clinical research. It is only recently that technology and legislation aligned to truly accelerate enrollment over a broader spectrum of the patient population. With RapidRecruit we have better and faster access to patient source documentation resulting in clinical trials that are more representative of real-world populations.
Digitalisation across the product development cycle has not always brought about the time efficiency and cost savings expected. The increased cost of development (i.e., clinical trials) has a real impact on the accessibility of new and innovative products to underserved patient populations. At Lindus Health I have experienced firsthand how we use bespoke technology, specifically designed and built to deliver clinical trials to sponsors and patients at a significantly lower cost.
Van Zyl is Lindus Health’s Director of Clinical Operations. He has experience in the clinical research industry for 25 years and was formerly responsible for managing clinical operations, project management, and regulatory at Lightship, UBC, and Astellas.
Product Clinic #3: Embedding software engineering efficiency hacks into our clinical trial platform
Heard of dogfooding? No, not feeding your pet! The practice of using your own software to understand how it performs in the real world and catch any issues. Read about this and other software engineering hacks we are using to build better products.
A Fireside Chat with Paul Wicks: How can we make clinical research for digital therapeutics more patient-friendly?
Digital Therapeutics are still a relatively new treatment area and there is a lot to learn about conducting clinical research on them. Find out how Paul Wick's, Digital Health expert, thinks research companies can put the patients first.
Product Clinic #2: Using feedback loops to build better products
Lindus Health's objective is to build better products that hit non-negotiable clinical standards and challenge outdated conventions. How do we do this? Read more here
Why I joined Lindus Health? Ece Kavalci, Machine Learning Engineer
Working towards a good cause. Innovative approaches to solving problems in clinical trial design. Every contribution is valued.
Product Clinic #1: Turning boring technology into exciting products
Don't be put off by the blunt use of the word "boring" to describe our technology. It's one of our guiding principles allowing us to make rapid progress while maintaining high quality standards. Read more here.
James Lind and the Mafia
The story of how James Lind's trial for scurvy led to the formation of the mafia.
What actually improves diversity in clinical research?
We’ve all seen the evidence of ethnic minority underrepresentation but what is actually going to have an impact in the future? Read Lindus Health’s action plan here
Vaccine Trials and Tribulations
Read co-founder Meri’s experience of a Covid-19 vaccine trial that left him frustrated (but vaccinated), and led to the creation of Lindus Health.
Stagnation, Drugs and Eroom's law
Why does the cost of clinical trials continue to increase? Meri Beckwith, Lindus Health co-founder discusses why stagnation has prevailed and how technology is the answer
Cure Scurvy with this one weird trick…! Doctors hate him
In 1747 James Lind conducted the first clinical trial, proving that oranges and lemons were a cure for scurvy. Given that we’re named after him we felt it was about time we wrote a post about the history of scurvy, Lind, and the first ever clinical trial! We believe that in 100 years current health outcomes will seem just as ridiculous and intolerable as 50% of sailors dying of scurvy seems now, and that’s why we’re named Lindus Health.
Why I joined Lindus Health? Luke Twelves, Medical Lead
To help make trials more accessible to patients and clinicians. To help bring novel and innovative treatments to the frontline of care faster. To stretch myself and work as part of a really exciting team.
A success story: Lindus Health recruiting prediabetes patients for the ASPIRE-DNA clinical trial
Lindus Health used its multi-channel strategy to accelerate DnaNudge's trial recruitment. Read more about the challenges they faced and our results here.
Lindus Health launches with $5m seed round to revolutionise health research
Lindus Health publicly launched today, announcing $5m in seed funding from leading technology and healthcare investors including Firstminute Capital, Presight Capital, Seedcamp, Hambro Perks and Amino Collective.
Why I joined Lindus Health? Nik Haldimann, CTO
A worthy mission. Personal challenge & growth. To create a dream environment for engineers.
Optimising trial recruitment with our Primary Care Network
Primary care organisations are responsible for patient care but are not yet set-up for research. What do we mean by Lindus Health’s Primary Care Network and what are its advantages? Learn how primary care can turbocharge your trial recruitment.